, and improving education, particularly in kindergarten through 12 education, which the american public and this poll says is fundamentally an important for a competitive nation and for the success of our next generation. they want solutions. they are very hopeful. but they want solutions. compromise. in this poll, as in all of our polls, a majority of both parties say their leaders should compromise with the opposition and get more done, even if it means accepting some policies they do not agree with, and that means even some policies around which they decided to vote for the presidential candidate of their choice, so consistent with everything we have been hearing and reading, they do rank debt and the deficit very high as a priority for elected officials to get done, compromise, and get to work, but they also made it very clear and made it clear in every one of our previous 14 polls, they want the debate to be connected to their real life, things they need to survive and thrive in this economy. the kitchen table discussion, if you will, is very important to them. they want good jobs.